06 Sep 2019

Bronze for Singapore’s Ser Lin Qian and Zhou Jingyi in the cadet girls’ team event at the 2019 Asian Junior and Cadet Championships in Ulaanbaator on Wednesday 4th September; a most creditable performance; greater achievements may well follow.

Undoubtedly, they will experience more opportunities to test their skills; support for young aspiring players from the island city state is in place; one day after their podium appearance in Mongolia, back home, the Singapore Table Tennis Association raised over SGD 430,000 for its High Performance Sports System.

by Ian Marshall, Editor

Supported by local companies and organisations, a gala dinner was staged at the Shangri-La Island Ballroom; the guest of honour was Mr Tan Chuan-Jin, Speaker of the Parliament and President of Singapore National Olympic Council.

Notably also present was Ellen Lee JP, PBM the President of the Singapore Table Tennis Association, alongside Lee Khang Teng, PBM, Life Honorary Chair and Vice-President of the Singapore Teochew Lee Clan Association.

Likewise Alex Yam MP and Singapore Table Tennis Association Deputy President attended in addition to Ms Violet Lee, Singapore Table Tennis Association Honorary President and Organising Chair. Furthermore, amongst the distinguished guests, Er Dr Lee Bee Wah, MP and Singapore Table Tennis Association adviser, was present.

Lee Khang Teng and Ellen Lee, for the first time together, staged a Teochew Opera Performance (Photo: Singapore Table Tennis Association)

 

“We would like to thank our donors for their support towards Singapore table tennis; with the support that we have received, Singapore table tennis will go on to even greater heights. We are committed and we will continue to push on and score greater sporting glory for Singapore. Once again, I would like to express my deepest appreciation to everyone who has made their kind donations.’’ Ellen Lee JP, PBM

Overall the plan is to secure funds that will assist players graduate from the youngest age group categories and at the other end of the scale to afford support in their senior careers.

The funds raised will go towards the following Singapore Table Tennis Association initiatives:

  • Pathway Development for Team Singapore players.
  • High Performance Sports System to develop Team Singapore players and enhance the training and competition environment for them locally and overseas.
Guests at the gala dinner (Photo: Singapore Table Tennis Association)
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